Professor Sanders has accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors of Family Advocates. Family Advocates is a private, independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit agency that works to strengthen families ​​and keep kids safe by empowering everyday people to protect and enrich the lives of youth. Family Advocates was founded in 1978 and currently serves 10 counties in southwest Idaho.​ Family Advocates programs include Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Home Visiting, Parents Anonymous, and BabySteps.